'Skunk-like' cannabis link to quarter of psychosis cases
Smoking potent cannabis was linked to 24% of new psychosis cases analysed in a study by King's College London.
The research suggests the risk of psychosis is three times higher for users of potent "skunk-like" cannabis than for non-users.
The study of 780 people was carried out by KCL's Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience.
A Home Office spokesman said the report underlines the reasons why cannabis is illegal.
Sian Lloyd reports.
16 Feb 2015
- From the section Health